Google’s Mail Goggles: Best. Innovation. Ever.

I heard that a company in Australia actually provided a service where it would lock out certain telephone numbers at a certain time to save the user from alcohol-induced calls and texts they would later regret. Who amongst us (recently) hasn’t done this (recently) and then (embarassingly) regretted it?

Google finally figured this out and has introduced Mail Goggles to their Gmail users. When you enable this add-on, it makes you go through a series of questions you have to get correct in order to access your account. The idea, of course, is that it’s meant to prevent drunk people from getting through, thus saving them from the embarassment of sending that “We should get back together” or “I hate you” or “I think I’m pregnant” emails that people send after a certain time.

Yeah, AT & T can’t adopt this soon enough. Sorry ’bout that, Ms. (name removed to save recipient from further embarrassment).

Official Gmail Blog: Stop sending email you’ll later regret